Saturday, December 11, 2010

Every Boy and Girl Can Be Royalty With This Build & Color DIY Kid Size Eco Friendly Fantasy Toy Castle


Named a Top Natural Toy of 2010
by Mothering Magazine

WIN this Fantasy Castle Tower - See Contest Details Below. Giveaway ends 1/1/2011.

Cardboard Kid's Castle Tower
Photo from Imagination Box Company

This is no fairytale.  Every child can have a castle of their own for Christmas this holiday season with this innovative product from Imagination Box Company (IBC).

American-made and green, IBC's Castle Tower for ages 3 and up is designed with a child's creativity and imagination in mind.  This product, for certain, lives up to the company's motto, "We Make Toys Children Remember."
As we discovered, this is no ordinary kid's castle.  This structure, which comes unassembled and printed in black and white ready to color, is made partially with post consumer material, is all non-toxic, and is 100% recyclable.  It measures 39" tall and 18" in diameter when it is put together and can be colored with the included watercolor paints or your child can use crayons or magic markers to make this uniquely their own.  Included with the castle tower are 6 miniature cardboard shields to add to the fun.
Left: The girls open the outer wrapping
Middle: The inner IBC Castle Tower box
Right:  An enthusiastic 6 year-old shows how easy this is to assemble
Photos by Janis Brett Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com

Painting the castle unleashes this girl's creativity
Photo by Janis Brett Elspas
MommyBlogExpert.com

After this castle tower project arrived, I thought this would consist of 30 minutes maximum of crafting and play time for the kids.  But, when my daughters (13 year-old triplets) and their little 6 year-old friend opened the box and saw everything that was inside, they were ecstatic.  

As it turned out, this was so entertaining that the time they spent working on this stretched into multiple sessions of a few hours each over 3 weeks.  I could see from the outset that this project would be fun for even a single child to do or for cooperative play with siblings or friends.  It would also make an excellent manipulative for you and your child to enjoy some quality time together.  As a homeschooling mom (like the mom who invented this) I think that this is a really brilliant product that helps build motor and creative skills in a super fun format.

Detail:  2nd story "stone" floor
Photo by Janis Brett Elspas
MommyBlogExpert.com

From the results pictured here you can see that they really went to town coloring the sturdy cardboard castle tower and the little cardboard shields that came with it.  But, there's no reason why little boys won't like making the castle and playing with this too as the brother of this little girl discovered.


Detail of vines and castle door
Photo by Janis Brett Elspas
MommyBlogExpert.com
 
Regularly priced at $40, the Castle Tower is currently on sale online for $31.20 plus shipping at Imagination Box Company.




About Imagination Box Company
The castle painted & assembled
Photo by Janis Brett Elspas
MommyBlogExpert.com
Imagination Box Company, www. imaginationboxco.com is based in a yurt in Sandpoint, Idaho and is run by Kim and Russ Cash who are homeschooling their 3 children.  This small business has won multiple awards such as Dr. Toy Green Product and Mothering Magazine's Top Natural Toy, among others.  All IBC green toys currently available -- the Castle Tower, A Country Cottage, and Barn -- are made with sturdy double-walled corrugated board and are made to last.  Toys are printed inside and out with IBC's unique and original play time designs. 

Castle Tower Contest Prize
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